Have you ever had a fantastic recipe you wanted to share? But didn’t know where or how?
It’s probably time to think about building your food blog so that you can speak about the techniques you use in the kitchen or how you’ve done your food business successfully. Owning a blog not only allows you to expose your business, reach out to a broader audience, and share knowledge but also helps you become an authority in your niche.
Even though it sounds fun, you still need to follow a specific strategy to achieve successful results. So, how to do it?
1. Choose a domain name for your food blog
If you own a food business, you can use it as your blog name and domain. For example, if you’re a pastry owner named “Pretty Little Cupcakes,” you can use a domain with the same naming and just add a Blog section on your website.
However, if you want to create a delicious blog and share your experience, make sure you browse the availability of domain names and choose the right one for you. There are many domain name checking tools like who.is, name.com, etc.
2. Find a proper web host
As a beginner, you can start with a cost-effective hosting plan that works well with WordPress installation. For example, BlueHost is perfect for new blogs as it’s simple, easy to set up and use.
If you’re not so familiar with this process, consult with a professional to help you choose and use a reliable web host for your food blog. Otherwise, make sure you also include add-ons such as “Domain Privacy Protection.”
3. Install WordPress and use good themes
If you’ve decided to use Bluehost, it’s easier to install WordPress automatically. Afterward, it’s time to make your web design a little creative.
What type of themes to look for?
- Pleasing aesthetics to represent your food business uniqueness.
- User-optimized to provide an excellent experience.
- Optimized for search engines so that they can find your blog easily.
4. Set up Google Analytics and Search Console
Besides having an excellent website, you will also need to track its performance. For example, maybe you should’ve targeted a local audience or should’ve used a different type of content. But, again, Google offers a wide variety of tools to make your digital marketing operations smoother.
You can start with Google Analytics and Search Console and expand your variety of tools in the future. Analytics provides statistics to help boost your blog SEO and overall marketing. Search Console helps track your website’s online presence and shows how you can improve it.
5. Provide great content
Now, as you know how to build and start your food blog, it’s time to figure out how to leverage it. Of course, content is the primary ingredient of any blog, but you have endless options when it comes to the food industry. For example, you can choose to speak about unique cake recipes, share the importance of the glycemic index chart, and provide tips for new starters. It is also best if you add some useful information in your blog, like adding remarkable quotes at the end of every post just to be unique and to stand out against your competitors.
Here are some other ideas to share your knowledge about.
- Holiday special recipes.
- Favorite cookbooks.
- Cooking/baking tips and tricks.
- Recipe with an unusual ingredient in it.
- Foreigns dishes and meals.
And, there it is! The simple way to start a food blog and connect with your audience. We’ve covered the details about how you can create a website, use good design, and share great content. As your blog grows, you can leverage it to raise brand awareness, build authority, and even make money.